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acceptable  (əkˈsɛptəbəl



  1. satisfactory; adequate
  2. pleasing; welcome
  3. tolerable

Derived Forms

acˌceptaˈbility, acˈceptableness  noun
acˈceptably  adverb

Translations for 'acceptable'

  • British English: acceptable If a situation or action is acceptable, people approve of it.It is not acceptable for any country to attack Red Cross buildings during war.əkˈsɛptəbl ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: مَقْبُول
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aceitável
  • Chinese: 可接受的
  • Croatian: prihvatljiv prihvatljiva
  • Czech: přijatelný
  • Danish: acceptabel
  • Dutch: acceptabel
  • European Spanish: aceptable
  • Finnish: hyväksyttävä
  • French: acceptable
  • German: annehmbar
  • Greek: αποδεκτός αποδεκτή
  • Italian: accettabile
  • Japanese: 受け入れられる
  • Korean: 받아들일 만한
  • Norwegian: akseptabel akseptable
  • Polish: dopuszczalny dopuszczalna
  • Portuguese: aceitável
  • Romanian: acceptabil acceptabilă, acceptabili, acceptabile
  • Russian: приемлемый приемлемая
  • Spanish: aceptable
  • Swedish: godtagbar godtagbart
  • Thai: ที่ยอมรับได้
  • Turkish: kabul edilebilir
  • Ukrainian: прийнятний
  • Vietnamese: chấp nhận được

Example Sentences Including 'acceptable'

An insurance company which was being difficult came up with an acceptable quote on a house.
Gee, Maggie Lost Children
The shelter it provided could be most acceptable in time of need.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty
What he said about art now seems obvious, clear, totally acceptable.
Malcolm, John Whistler in the Dark


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